Liberation of Gabriel King
By K.L. Going
It is the summer of 1976, and Frita Wilson is planning to liberate Gabriel King from his fears and maybe conquer some of her own. This will be tough, but will Frita’s plan (a brilliant one if you ask her) succeed? At the graduation, Mr. Evans, one of the local bully’s dads, calls her a really bad word that white people used to call black people in the 1970’s.
Gabe and Frita then acquire a certain hatred for Mr. Evans. Then, a few weeks later, the bicentennial occurs. Frita and Mr. Evans have a talk.
She won’t tell Gabe, her best friend, what he stated to her, until the campout. The Wilsons and Kings decide to have a rally against Mr. Evans’ group, but before the rally, Gabe and Frita have a fight. Will they get back together?
Will the rally help? Will racism be eliminated? Will they face their fears before the summer concludes?